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Get an overview of this hotelTowering beach hotel with shuttle to Ipanema

On the beach

This renovated urban resort fronts a white-sand beach between Barra da Tijuca and famed Ipanema Beach, with a complimentary shuttle to Ipanema, Copacabana, and Rio Sul mall.

3 pools, spa, tennis

The resort offers 3 palm tree-shaded pools, including a children's pool, beach access, a sauna and steam room, and an ocean view spa tub, bungalows and lighted tennis courts. A kids program and a fitness center are also on site, as well as a variety of gastronomic options.

Private balconies

All guestrooms at the hotel are renovated and offer a private balcony with views of the ocean or of the pool, Leblon, and Ipanema. Rooms also feature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper beds and turndown service.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort is located between Barra da Tijuca and the famous Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana beaches.

Property amenities include direct beach access, as well as three palm tree-shaded pools (including a children's pool) and two lighted tennis courts overlooking the ocean. Also on site is the full-service Shine Spa, as well as a fitness center, steam room, sauna, and the Link@Sheraton full-service business center with 4 work stations. Complimentary WiFi is available in the lobby.

Another feature of the resort is the daily "Sheratoons" kids program for children ages 4-12. The professionally supervised activities include video and table games, children's theater with costumes, movies, and a sports court.

Shuttle service to Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana Beach, and the Rio Sul shopping mall is complimentary.

  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Beach towels 
  • Beach umbrellas 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Children's club (surcharge) 
  • Children's pool 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Garden 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Grocery/convenience store 
  • Hair salon 
  • Health club 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Meeting rooms 14 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 3 
  • Number of floors - 26 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 14 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3 
  • Number of restaurants - 4 
  • Outdoor tennis courts 2 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Sauna 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Television in lobby 
  • Total number of rooms - 539 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Wedding services 
  • Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Arcade/game room  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Children's pool  
  • Grocery/convenience store  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Outdoor tennis courts  
  • Snack bar/deli  


Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( 26 USD per night ), Wired internet access ( 26 USD per night )

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( 15 USD per night ), Wired high-speed internet ( 15 USD per night )


Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Balcony 
  • Bidet 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Climate control 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Desk 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Minibar 
  • Phone 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Television 
  • Turndown service 
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge) 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Casarao Steakhouse - Guests can enjoy plentiful servings of grilled Brazilian steaks in a prime location overlooking the ocean. The restaurant can be reserved for private parties of up to 50 people.

Lobby Bar - The lobby bar invites guests to unwind with a drink and sample delicious snacks prepared by the chef while enjoying stunning ocean views.

Bene - Guests of Bene can experience the passion, flair, and style of its authentic Italian kitchen while admiring beautiful ocean views.

Casa da Cachaca - Formerly an old fisherman's house before the hotel was built, this restaurant offers a colonial atmosphere within the hotel's leisure area. Guests can enjoy the famous Brazilian cocktail, Caipirinha, light fare, and tasty Brazilian appetizers. Pizza baked in a stone oven is a specialty at this restaurant.

L'Etoile - In a sophisticated, exclusive atmosphere with breathtaking views, French delights are served from a menu created by renowned Chef Jean Paul Bondoux.

Dry Martini by Javier de Las Muelas - Extravagant drinks served in an innovative space.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

On-site recreational offerings include a sport court, direct beach access, and 3 palm tree-shaded pools (including a children's pool) with ocean-view bungalows and pool concierge services. 2 lighted tennis courts overlook the ocean, and lessons are available. The on-site spa, Shine Spa for Sheraton ™, offers a variety of massages and treatments for an amazing experience of harmony, joy, and balance between body and soul.

The fitness center offers a wide range of equipment and classes, including cardio and weight training, and aqua aerobics, all monitored by bilingual instructors. Please consult hotel regarding operating hours and charges regarding the sauna and other fitness options. Beach activities are also located on site.

The nearby Gavea golf course (3 miles/5 kilometers), opened in 1921, is both challenging and scenic with 9 holes along the beach and another 9 in the jungle. Ask the concierge where to experience these activities.

The recreational activities listed below are available on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Basketball on site 
  • Playground on site 
  • Tennis lessons on site 

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Reflexology 
  • Sports massage 
  • Number of treatment rooms 4 
  • Outdoor treatment areas 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Thalassotherapy treatments 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Ayurvedic treatments 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Accessible path of travel 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is Noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children under 11 years old stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 26 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): USD 26 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 15 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for high-speed Internet (wired) in public areas: USD 15 per night (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 18 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

Parents or a legal guardian traveling with children under 18 years must present the child's birth certificate and an identity card with photo (passport, for example) at the check-in. For international travels from Brazil, if just one of the parents is traveling with the child, she/he must present – in addition to the child's certificate of birth and identity card with photo – a letter authorizing the trip signed by the other parent with a notarial certification of signature. In case the parents or the legal guardian, as applicable, cannot or are unwilling to give this authorization, a judicial authorization is required. People who intend to travel to Brazil with children must consult with the Brazilian consulate before traveling for more information. Children 11 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

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